The Royal Family of Thailand have already sent their first batch of relief goods for the survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda.” The royally-sponsored relief goods from Thailand was presented at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs last Friday.
Thai Royal Airforce C-130 (Photo: Bangkok Post)
The relief goods from Thailand to the victims of the Philippine typhoon was made upon instructions of her Royal Highess Princess Soamsawali and it was presented by Dr. Pichit Suvanprakorn, vice chairman of the Princess Pa Foundation to Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs which was received by Philippine amb(–foul word(s) removed–)ador to Thailand.
Thailand’s relief items consisted of mechanical and powdered water purifiers, tents, bags filled with ready-to-eat meals, powdered milk bottles, pre-fabricated roofing materials made out of recycled milk cartoons, and personal-size toiletries for the victims of typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas.
The mechanical water purifiers donated by Thailand are portable and can be operated by foot pump if there is no electricity. The powdered water purifiers are mixed with water drawn from wells and even rivers to make it safe for drinking.
Thailand’s relief items to the Philippines are scheduled to depart from the Air Force base in Don Mueang at 8am on Tuesday and land at Mactan Cebu International Airport at 1.30pm (Nov. 19, 2013). The second batch is expected to arrive this coming November 20, 2013.
The Philippine Amb(–foul word(s) removed–)ador to Thailand Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia thanked the Royal Family, the Princess Pa Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Thai Air Force for the donation.